Inventor of Stereo Sound Alan Dower Blumlein to be Honoured with Posthumous Grammy®

  • 27th February 201727/02/17
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Pioneering British Engineer and Inventor of Stereo, Alan Dower Blumlein to be Posthumously Honoured with the Recording Academy® Technical Grammy® Award The ground-breaking work of British engineer Alan Dower Blumlein, inventor of stereo sound recording, is to be posthumously honoured by The Recording Academy® with the Technical Grammy® award at a special ceremony to be held […]

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THE DAY JOHN MET PAUL

  • 17th August 201617/08/16
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Unique is an overused word but if there was a day that changed popular music forever, July 6, 1957 was that day! By David Hughes Not that anyone knew it at the time, or probably for the next five or six years. In the late 1950’s British music world, skiffle was King. Skiffle was a […]

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DR. ALAN KELLY June 1928 – December 2015

  • 13th April 201613/04/16
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 A “doyen” is defined as a senior member of an establishment and, if discography is – or discographers are – an establishment, then Alan Kelly who died in December 2015 was certainly a doyen of discographers. Alan was born in Girvan on the Clyde in Scotland. He took his MA at Glasgow in 1948 and […]

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Isambard Thomas visits the ‪EMI ArchiveTrust‬ in Hayes, and learns about the invention of stereo sound from Simon Blumlein.

THE great, great, great grandson of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Isambard Thomas meets Simon Blumlein, son of Alan Blumlein the inventor of stereo. The inventor’s son, Simon Blumlein, spoke with Mr Thomas during his visit about their respective ancestors’ historical link to Great Western Railways, EMI and Hayes. With thanks to Isambard Thomas and Simon Blumlein. […]

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